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Meet the Opponent: Eastern Kentucky Colonels

Breathe it in, y’all. It’s game week. And an extra long holiday weekend. Your West Virginia Mountaineers are gearing up to take the field Saturday afternoon in what will certainly be a season to remember; the 2020 season is anything but normal or familiar.

The Mountaineers were supposed to be coming home from Atlanta, having been scheduled to take on the Florida State Seminoles in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (I’ve been to the stadium, it is 100% as cool as it looks on tv). Instead, players are hopefully staying safe and healthy and away from the crowds of students and COVID-19 germs.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will take their second back-to-back trip to West Virginia this coming weekend as the Colonels traveled to Huntington this past weekend to open their season against Marshall’s Thundering Herd.

The Colonels are in the Ohio Valley conference and coming off of a 7-5 season during 2019-2020, finishing tied for third in their conference. The Colonels will come to Morgantown 0-1 on the 2020 season after getting shut out against the Herd 59-0.

Many Mountaineers fans watched last Saturday’s shutout and started to breathe a sigh of relief as West Virginia looks to improve in their sophomore season under Neal Brown, having finished last year with a 5-7 record.

Eastern Kentucky plays eight games this season in the abbreviated 2020 football season, traveling to Charleston, South Carolina two weeks after taking on the Mountaineers to play Charleston’s Citadel Bulldogs.

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